Arts, music, festivals, sports, culture and more. We bring you unmissable events and dates for your diary from around the globe.



Lake Toba Festival 2018, North Sumatra, December 5–8

A natural wonder of the world, Lake Toba was created by the eruption of an ancient supervolcano some 70,000 years ago. Marvel at the natural beauty of the largest volcanic lake on the planet, and immerse yourself in the region’s rich tradition through the many activities during this annual festival, including tours around the caldera, visits to heritage sites, cultural exhibitions and competitions. www.indonesia.travel


Batam International Culture Carnival 2018, Riau Islands, December 8–9

The third busiest entry port in Indonesia, after Jakarta and Bali, Batam is known for its first-class golf courses, sailing experiences, duty-free shopping, rejuvenating spas, relaxing beach resorts and mouthwatering fresh seafood. To mark its 189th anniversary, Batam is celebrating in style, with a vibrant carnival showing off its kaleidoscopic culture. www.indonesia.travel




Djakarta Warehouse Project X, Bali, December 7–9

Djakarta Warehouse Project is celebrating its landmark 10th edition, this time at Bali’s GWK Cultural Park. Asia’s biggest dance music festival boasts a stellar line-up including The Weeknd, Afrojack, Alesso, Armin van Buuren, Baauer, DJ Snake, Kungs, Lost Frequencies, Major Lazer Soundsystem, Marlo, Mura Masa, Orjan Nilsen, Porter Robinson, RL Grime, Slushii and Whethan. www.djakartawarehouse.com



Kuwung Festival, Banyuwangi, East Java, December 8

An annual festival commemorating the anniversary of Banyuwangi, East Java, Kuwung is a showcase of the regency’s vibrant cultural wealth. A 2km parade and traditional dance performances such as Tari Jaran Goyang and Tari Jaranan, as well as the unique Barong procession, promise a feast for the eyes. www.banyuwangitourism.com